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Fred Van Vleet

  1. Doug McDermott, Russ Smith among Naismith semifinalists

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    One day after the USBWA announced its fifteen finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award the Atlanta Tipoff Club released its list of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Award. Among the ten players on the list are seniors Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Russ Smith (Louisville), along with highly regarded freshmen such as Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Jabari…

  2. Ron Baker scores 26 as No. 4 Wichita State moves to 27-0

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    When it comes to the national title chances of No. 4 Wichita State, many detractors rush to point out the fact that they play in a Missouri Valley Conference that isn’t as strong as it’s been in years past. While there may be some truth to that, with No. 18 Creighton’s move to the Big…

  3. Wichita State takes down Southern Illinois, improves to 26-0

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Tekele Cotton

    Tuesday night wasn’t the best performance from No. 4 Wichita State. But like the previous 25 games it ended with a Shockers victory. Wichita State trailed Southern Illinois by one at halftime, allowed too much dribble penetration on defense, shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half and got a bad outing from…

  4. No. 4 Wichita State ramps up defensive effort after slow start

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

    vanvleet

    For the fourth-ranked Wichita State Shockers, Saturday’s game against Evansville represented a stiffer test than some may have realized. Marty Simmons’ Purple Aces beat the Shockers twice last season, and despite the graduation of Colt Ryan (he scored 29 in the win at Wichita State) Evansville had another capable scoring guard in D.J. Balentine. Balentine…

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